Terrorism casts its shadow on the Internet

I dont know how many of you are facing this problem, but my blogspot has been conked from the past two or three days. I first thought that my MTNL Broadband was acting up, hence i tried connecting thru my dial-up connection. Even that does not work. Blogger connects but viewing blogspot blogs is not possible. This means that one can post but not view the posts. Ultimately I put up a post saying that I was safe and sound but could not connect to blogspot directly hence could not post.

Investigating further, I realized that cable net connectors allow logging on to blogspot, while MTNL, Dial-up MTNL, VSNL, etc. dont, being government providers.

So now the government has blocked some blogspot blogs and a few other sites, to not spread extremism, terrorist activities and such. I dont understand howcome all blogspot address are not viewable, with most MTNL owners. Some MTNL Broadband and dial-up owners can connect, but most cant.

Agreed Mumbai and India too is trying to fight terrorism, but of what use is this. Blogs are supposedly more difficult to trace than emails, hence the govt. took such steps. But if they leave loopholes like letting blogger survive and making viewing dead then what purpose does blocking the blogs serve??

If terrorists want to communicate with the other terrorists outside India, they just need to assure that ether they have non-government internet connection else, they can post from India while terrorists or anyone outside can view them.

If they need to block blogs they need to come up with a better tool for doing so.

Or maybe they have blocked me off from these blogs because I’m a suspect??

6 Comments so far

  1. Extiinct (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    Head over to khi metblog. There’s a post I did after I found out about your plight. Having gone through the ban…I can relate.

    Try inblogs.net to get past the ban.

  2. Santhosh Wilson (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    I have heard someone once burnt his whole house to get rid of the rats there. After that this is the first time something happens similar to that…

    Anyway, To view your blog, use- http://rapidwire.net/.

  3. Triple Integral (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

    go to http://www.thefreecountry.org/security/anonymous.shtml and use the free anonymous proxy servers to access the blocked blogs.

    Triple Integral(triple.integral@gmail.com)

  4. kunsjoi (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 1:04 am

    in btw, it seems the blog block is going to be lifted in 48 hrs:


  5. santhosh wilson (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    The blog has come back…see

  6. amit (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

    Lets face it we are a soft state and no one else but we are people resposible for it.coutry where people Like mulayam singh give a clean chit to organisation like SIMI b’coz for fucking to claim hold on muslim vote bank ,we are the people who have elected arun gawli,syed shabuddin and others in same bandwagon to parliament and state assembely what do u expect from gangester after assuming office??dont keep great expectation citizens we are a doomed democracy.. thanks god i never voted and vow never to vote in future coz whom do i choose a rapist or a murderer?
    india is only place where u will find jassica lal,nitesh katra story becoming a forklore with only exception that here evil wins at last. well just nothing reverse ramayan where ravan wins the war.
    we are people who slog all day travel in over crowded locals , buses suffer water clogging are hit my bombs still we keep living like rats in this democracy where murderes and rapist rules us shame on this democracy i blame myself for being taking birth in this democracy i would have been better off under british rule.
    Well Mr Pm and Mr Cm continue ur good work of destroying this nation and state… who are u to reform this coutry when people in past could not reform it dont worry we will keep goging will more terriorist attacks and bombs we will live and die u need not be worry u can travel with Z+ security and ur ass licking politician .dont know abt others i dont need u bloody bastard politician.only nation that inspires me is isreal they have destroyed lebnon for their 2 armymen and we lost 200 in mumbai blast we are still looking for peace well done good work keep it up may be this blast will control population of india, i am writing all this coz i was lucky else i would have been history with blast i am living and cursing this democracy every second may u and ur democracy be doomed and may u all politicians killed like dogs .

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